The High Frontier:

The Untold Story of Gerard K. O'Neill

“It is important to realize the enormous power of the space-colonization technique.. If we begin to use it soon.. five of the most serious problems now facing the world can be solved..”

 

Copyright 2019. Morgan Brook Films.

The High Frontier: The Untold Story of Gerard K. O’Neill

is a documentary film about the life and influence of Gerard K. O’Neill told through the eyes of his peers, family and the younger generation he inspired during the 1970s and 80s who are now leaders in the modern day space race. Through old stories of “Gerry” as many called him, and the social impact he made on the world, this documentary pays tribute to the unsung hero of today’s space race, while hoping to inspire all ages and walks of life to reignite our planet’s space venturing spirit.

So who is Gerard K. O’Neill?

This Princeton University physics professor changed the face of space exploration during the 1970s and 80s with his plans for building space colonies in free space in Earth orbit. These ideas, and a book he released, THE HIGH FRONTIER: COLONIES IN SPACE, made an incredible impact on a generation fueled by Star Trek and a dream of venturing out into this unknown territory. Gerry made appearances on the Johnny Carson Show, the Round Table with Harold Hayes, even Isaac Asimov was a fan. Unfortunately, Gerry passed in 1992 from a battle with leukemia and his space colonies and dreams never came to fruition. Until now..
With Gerry’s story, and the help of everyone involved with the film, we hope to keep his dream alive and maybe even see a day where “O’Neill Cylinders” are above our own heads!

INTERVIEWEES

Peter Diamandis

Peter Diamandis

Private Space Entrepreneur, Author, and Founder of XPRIZE, Singularity University, Zero Gravity Corp, Space Adventures

Rick Tumlinson

Rick Tumlinson

Space Advocate and Co-Founder of Deep Space Industries, Orbital Outfitters, Space Frontier Foundation, New Worlds Institute

Lori Garver

Lori Garver

Former Deputy Administrator of NASA

Chad Anderson

Chad Anderson

CEO of Space Angels

Laetitia Garriott De Cayeux

Laetitia Garriott De Cayeux

Co-Founder of Escape Dynamics, French-American Entrepreneur

Tasha O'Neill

Tasha O'Neill

Widow of Gerard K. O’Neill, Photographer

Freeman Dyson

Freeman Dyson

Theoretical Physicist and Mathematician, Professor Emeritus in the Institute for Advanced Study

Loretta Whitesides

Loretta Whitesides

Co-Creator of Yuri’s Night, Space Advocate, Public Speaker, Author

Frank White

Frank White

Space Advocate, Author, coined the term “The Overview Effect”

John Spencer

John Spencer

Space Architect/Designer, EVP and Chief Designer of Mars World, Founder and President of the Space Tourism Society, Author

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